– Washington, DC is one of a number of cities developing ‘resilience strategies’ to prepare for future threats like extreme heat, economic downturn, cyberattacks, automation, carbon pollution, health disparities and violence. The Resilient DC strategy, released Monday, also includes two focus areas: equity in government and resilient rivers. (WAMU, 4/30)
In the year 2080, the sea level on the Potomac River and Anacostia River will be more than three feet higher than it is currently. There will be twice as many heat emergency days as there were in 2018 — meaning nearly the entire summer will feature days with a heat index over 95 degrees. What’s known as a “hundred-year” storm will happen every 20 years… Besides climate change, the resilience strategy contains a broad range of goals — from closing the educational achievement gap, to building more housing, to hiring hundreds more police officers and deploying them on foot, bike, Segway and scooter.
HOMELESSNESS | Homelessness has dropped for the third straight year in the District, led by a reduction in family homelessness. Homelessness has also decreased in Montgomery County, but risen in Fairfax County and Falls Church. (WaPo, 5/1)
EDUCATION/YOUTH | Rodney Robinson, this year’s National Teacher of the Year, has been teaching for 19 years, including at a juvenile detention center in Richmond, and says his “kids are in survival mode”. (NPR, 4/30)
VIRGINIA | Fairfax moves toward more affordable housing, pay raises with new budget (WaPo, 4/30)
RACISM | A brief history of the enduring phony science that perpetuates white supremacy (WaPo, 4/30)
ART | 4,026 Straws Were Collected In One River Cleanup. Now, They’re Art! (WAMU, 4/29)
TRANSIT | Neglecting the region’s bus system may hurt the local economy. (WTOP, 4/29)
Social Sector Job Openings
Director of Communications, Technology, and Administration | Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers – New!
Director of Corporate and Foundation Advancement | Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers – New!
Grants Compliance Manager | Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter – New!
Engagement Officer | Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute – New!
Grants and Communications Associate | Neighborhood Health
Senior Manager of Member Engagement and Partnerships | United Philanthropy Forum
Director of Development | Washington Tennis & Education Foundation
Director of Operations | Washington Tennis & Education Foundation
Director, Flamboyan Arts Fund | Flamboyan Foundation
Membership Director | Council on Foundations
Development Director | Council on Foundations
Communications Director | Council on Foundations
Learning Engagement Manager | Council on Foundations
Program Coordinator | TGR Foundation – A Tiger Woods Charity
Individual Giving Manager | Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
Senior Program Officer | Potomac Health Foundation
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